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Service Life Enhancement and Reduction in Carbon Footprint of Highway Structures

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-11-0176
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
End Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Subprogram: 
Pavement and Materials
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Pavement and Materials
TRT Terms: 
Alkali silica reactions; Corrosion; Infrastructure; Research; Structures; Construction; Pavements
FHWA Discipline: 
Construction and Project Management, Pavement and Materials
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Construction, Highways, Maintenance and Preservation, Materials, Pavements

Contact Information

First Name: 
Terry
Last Name: 
Arnold
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3305
Email Address: 
Team: 
Infrastructure Materials Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-10

Project Details

Project Description: 

Mitigation of alkali-silica reaction (ASR) gels and rebar corrosion in concrete by the use of fiber reinforcement. Replacement of cement with fly ash with associated greenhouse gas reduction. Use of recycled concrete to replace virgin aggregate in concrete mixes.

Goals 

Service Life Enhancement and Reduction in Carbon Footprint of Highway Structures

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Summary report on how fibers, recycled concrete aggregate, and fly ash can be used to mitigate alkali-silica reaction (ASR) gel formation in concrete structures and reduce the carbon footprint of the concrete by replacing cement with fly ash.